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Clinton Foundation Reviews

Updated October 26, 2017
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Pros
  • professional development workshops (in 8 reviews)

  • As an intern I learned a lot about how a major nonprofit operates and what kind of work is conducted in the home office (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor work/life balance, terrible management system, very depressing atmosphere in the office (in 4 reviews)

  • Only downside is managing the internship while being in school full time, but the majority of interns do not have this problem (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "HR"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employees are highly valued, great benefits, great culture!! Best job i have ever had. Work/Life balance is amazing!!!

    Cons

    I have no cons to say about CF


  2. "title"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Clinton Foundation full-time

    Pros

    midtown offices are centrally located

    Cons

    senior management does not know what they are doing

    Advice to Management

    remove baggage at the senior level

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great experience doing important work in somber environment overshadowed by poor media coverage"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clinton Foundation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great experience unparalleled by other nonprofits, senior management cares about your future and is willing to be helpful.

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance, terrible management system, very depressing atmosphere in the office.


  4. "Regional Director Mississippi"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I have none to report

    Cons

    no budget, no support, no technical assistance, no resources


  5. "Love"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Clinton Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Loved the work, loved the mission, loved the people, loved the challenges

    Cons

    Some acute but fixable communication challenges; highly public organization; hard to take risks in such an environment


  6. "Former Clinton Foundation Staff Member"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clinton Foundation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    An organization full of passionate individuals who truly care about the work they do!

    Cons

    There is limited room for growth.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "great colleagues, competitive pay, and not boring!"

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    Former Employee - Deputy Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Deputy Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clinton Foundation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Great colleagues who care about their jobs and the purpose as much as you do.
    -Benefits are great and pay fairly competitive, and actually fairly good when comparing against other nonprofits.
    -Always busy but still able to have a life.

    Cons

    -Some middle management could use better training.

    Advice to Management

    -More clarity on organizational changes between leadership and staff.

  8. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Intelligent, driven, and passionate people
    - Small enough to be able to collaborate and help other teams that interest you
    - Impressive and kind management that always has their door open.
    - The program was constantly asking for feedback on how to improve

    Cons

    - Very transitional and changing time at the foundation, need to be flexible


  9. "High-Stress, High-Rewards"

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    Former Employee - CRM Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - CRM Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Clinton Foundation (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    CF and CGI employ some of the brightest people you'll ever work with. Most of them truly care about the state of the world and their individual contribution to its betterment. There is also an emphasis on team contributions, rather than individual contributions, so it's less competitive internally than some other places I've worked (and at CF, there is a lot more at stake re: office politics, so that's a real accomplishment).

    Cons

    High turn-over, low pay. People use this as a short pitstop onto bigger things, which is unfortunate.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in your staff so that they stay put longer.


  10. "Great place to work (for a bit)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Clinton Foundation full-time

    Pros

    If you're a progressive/liberal person, there aren't many better blue-chip organizations out there. As a resume builder, it's great.

    Cons

    Whereas we are a non profit/charity, it can feel at times that the political considerations of our leadership become the driving force behind some of the overall strategic decision making.

    Advice to Management

    Have personal, confidential conversations with your staff, top to bottom, before making decisions about what works, what doesn't, who should get promoted, laid off, etc...


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